08-14-2012, 03:52 AM
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What I keep telling my self, and what I firmly believe, is a horse has an easier time carrying a slightly heavy well balanced rider then a thin whispy thing with no balance. I'd always pick a heavier trainer who has a good head on her shoulders then a thin one who misses obvious things or flails around (I do enough flailing around on my horses back for the both of us).
Also, if you've got a horse that's just to small for you an option is using one of your smaller advanced students to work the horse, the student will adore you, the horse gets good work and you can get a different perspective on how it's going (just don't forget to check with the owner first).
And, I highly respect you because you realize you do have limitations (everyone has them, plus size or not). It's a sign of a good trainer to be willing to say "I'm not the right person for you."